What could turn out to be one of the most powerful weapons in the battle against cognitive decline and dementia isn’t in a pill. It’s hiding inside your own body.
Right now, you’re carrying around a powerful defense against one of the key drivers of memory loss, decline, and dementia. And, as you’ll see in a moment, it’s hiding in a very unexpected place.
When activated, this dementia defeater can send signals to your brain to call off the process that triggers a key part of the disease.
In the new animal study, researchers found it has the potential to help…
- REVERSE memory loss
- BLOCK cognitive decline
- STOP the onset of Alzheimer’s disease
The only problem? Odds are, you don’t have enough of this powerful brain-saving weapon on board.
But today, I not only have the latest scoop on what it is, where it’s hiding, and how it works. I also have insider’s answers on how to boost your own supply of this brain-shielding substance for maximum protection from dementia and more.
And it all starts with something most of us are trying desperately to shed.
Beige fat helps protect your brain
No matter our size, we all have at least a little bit of fat on our bodies. And many folks, like me, have a bit more than a little.
You know where your own body likes to stash that extra fat. In most folks, it’s around the middle, on the hips, and in the rear. We tend to think of that as a bad thing. But it’s not, exactly. Well, not all of it, anyway.
The jiggle in your belly, also known as visceral or adipose fat, IS bad news. It’s almost entirely “white fat,” which is the worst kind. In fact, it’s a key driver of systemic inflammation and chronic disease.
But the other stuff… especially around your hips and butt… is more of a mixed bag. Sure, a lot of it is still the same unwanted white fat. But a bit is something else entirely.
It’s healthy beige fat. And it comes with some unexpected benefits, which I will share with you in just a moment. But first, the new research on mice revealed the most surprising benefit of all.
It turns out INCREASING this unique fat around your middle could deliver powerful protection up top in your brain.
Dial down inflammation to protect memory
Researchers bred some mice to be completely lacking in beige fat to see what would happen. And frankly, it was frightening.
The mice began packing on the pounds. This is not entirely unexpected since beige fat helps to keep white in check. But what wasn’t expected was that within months they had also developed dementia-like symptoms.
However, what happened next was downright amazing.
The scientists implanted some beige fat into the mice and waited to see what would happen. And let’s just say they weren’t disappointed. The critter’s memory came rushing back. Their memory loss was reversed.
The reason why it works boils down to that same inflammation I mentioned earlier.
Excess white fat sends signals to the brain that trigger immune cells to pump out inflammatory compounds. And, of course, inflammation is a major driver of cognitive struggles.
Once the beige fat was in place, however, it dialed back that signal. And inflammation levels in the brain plunged as a result.
Transform your white blubber to beige fat
Of course, the team behind the study immediately saw dollar signs. So they’re already talking about a drug to “mimic” the effects of beige fat.
But I see something else. A chance to harness the power of your own beige fat. Because it can do more than just help reduce brain inflammation and protect against cognitive struggles.
Increasing your beige body fat could also help you…
- suppress weight gain
- head off obesity
- reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes
Plus, the beige stuff can help burn off the blubbery white variety of fat we all love to hate.
And we do that by heading straight to the source, the white fat itself. Because it turns out that beige fat cells get their start inside white adipose tissues when something triggers them.
And I’ve got four of those potential triggers to share with you today.
Resveratrol: A study found that a powerful antioxidant found in berries and grapes called resveratrol can transform white fat into beige.
Melatonin: Research has found the “sleep hormone” melatonin can also help stimulate beige fat. Our production of the hormone can drop off drastically as we age. And that might not just be messing with your sleep. It could be contributing to your spare tire too.
Capsaicin: The same compound that gives chili peppers their heat, capsaicin, can also turn up the fires on unhealthy white fat, helping to transform it into healthy beige fat. So if you like a little burn, go ahead and shake some hot sauce onto all your favorite foods.
Bile acids: Bumping up your natural bile acids can also cause some of that white blubber to go beige. I’ve got NINE easy ways to do that right here in this free report.